North Coast Repertory Theatre Presents “Red Hot Mama”

| September 5, 2022 | 0 Comments

Currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary, the award-winning show “Red Hot Mama” was conceived and written by Sharon McNight based on the writings and music of Ms. Sophie Tucker. Sophie introduced many songs that are still being sung today, including: Gershwin’s “The Man I Love”, “He’s A Good Man to Have Around;” “After You’ve Gone;” A Good Man is Hard to Find” and her ever popular theme song, “Some of These Days.” Sophie’s classic sense of humor was considered ribald for its time and while many of her songs were slightly naughty, by today’s standards they’re simply great fun. She earned the nickname, “Red Hot Mama” when headlining at the world-famous Palace Theater and a fire erupted. Undeterred, Sophie remained onstage performing as the audience safely exited. This is musical theater you don’t want to miss.

“Red Hot Mama” will take place at 7:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, September 19 and 20, at North Coast Repertory Theatre is located at 987 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075.  Tickets are $39.  Call 858-481-1055 or visit to purchase seats.

Sharon McNight began her career in San Francisco and made her Broadway debut in 1989 in “Starmites,” creating the role of Diva, for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Musical.  She is the recipient of the coveted Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut and has been honored with a Hirschfield drawing of her character.  With six solo recordings to her credit, she has played venues from Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall, from Los Angeles to Berlin.  She is the recipient of six San Francisco Cabaret Gold Awards, a MAC Award, a Bistro Award, and a New York Nightlife Award for Musical Comedy, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs.  Known as a vocal chameleon, her performances range from Broadway to blues to Mae West.  Her CDs are available on her website at

Sharon McNight will star in “Red Hot Mama.”

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